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My fiancé has an umbilical hernia. It has gotten bigger and more red recently and now his breath has a fecal odor. I didn't know it could be connected?

My fiancé has an umbilical hernia. It has gotten bigger and more red recently and now his breath has a fecal odor. I didn't know it could be connected?

Probably not: since incarceration of the bowel in umbilical herniae is uncommon and THE BIGGER THEY ARE the LESS the likelihood of a piece of bowel getting "caught" in the hernia causing OBSTRUCTION! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z ...Read more

Dr. David Earle
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Umbilical Hernia (Definition)

This is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button, the location of the umbilical cord during fetal development. It usually closes by itself as it fills with scar tissue. Infants with a hernia here usually resolve by age 4-5. Adults may develop a hole here for unknown reasons, and will see a lump under the skin ("outie") where intra-abdominal contents have ...Read more


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My baby has an umbilical hernia and her belly looks swollen and she passed red stool should I be concerned what does this mean?

My baby has an umbilical hernia and her belly looks swollen and she passed red stool should I be concerned what does this mean?

May not be related: Take the baby to the pediatrician , to find the cause of ' red stool ' , moderate size umbilical hernias will disappear by the age of 2 yr old and pediatrician will advise when to do surgery , follow the advise. ...Read more

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What should I do about umbilical hernia?

May need surgery: If the hernia is getting bigger, is causing pain, or contains intestines (a surgeon could determine this), then you should see a general surgeon to have it repaired. If the hernia is not causing you discomfort, then you may not need surgery. It is a good idea to have a general surgeon look at it and discuss open (single larger incision) or laparoscopic (multiple smaller incisions) repair. ...Read more

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Can i workout if I have a umbilical hernia?

Yes: May not want to do sit-ups or strain abdominal s. Many people have a small defect-umbilical for life with no symptoms or problems. If it gets bigger, tender, it may need repair. ...Read more

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Can you tell if you have an umbilical hernia?

Can you tell if you have an umbilical hernia?

Examination: A physical examination by your doctor is usually sufficient. There may be a swelling or soft bulge located near the umbilicus, and would protrude more if you do straining or heavy lifting. ...Read more

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When should you getan umbilical hernia repaired?

Painful or large: Hi, the goal of repairing an umbilical hernia is to take away the pain and the bulge, and also to prevent incarceration and strangulation of intestines within the hernia. The hernia should be fixed if it is painful, large, produces a sizeable bulge, or if it contains intestines. The most common reason for fixing it is pain. ...Read more

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How do I know if my umbilical hernia has strangulated?

See below: Incarcerated hernia means it is not reducible (unable to push it back). Strangulation happens when blood supply to herniated organs is cut off. It is a very serious problem and can lead to gangrene within hours (needs emergent surgical intervention). When a hernia is strangulated the pain increases and gets worse over time. At late stages there might be redness of the skin overlying the hernia. ...Read more

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What is the procedure when someone has an umbilical hernia?

Umb. hernia repair: An umbilical hernia repair is fairly simple. It can be done open (single small incision) or laparoscopically (with multiple small incisions, long instruments, and a video camera). A sterile, synthetic mesh is almost always placed, and the fascia (thick tissue) is closed over the mesh. This helps to prevent the hernia from coming back (recurring). ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: umbilical hernia?

What is the definition or description of: umbilical hernia?

Umbilical hernia: This is a hole in the abdominal wall at the belly button, the location of the umbilical cord during fetal development. It usually closes by itself as it fills with scar tissue. Infants with a hernia here usually resolve by age 4-5. Adults may develop a hole here for unknown reasons, and will see a lump under the skin ("outie") where intra-abdominal contents have passed through the hole. ...Read more

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Is outie the same as umbilical hernia?

Not necessarily : Although I have found many small hernias that people thought were just 'outies'. For it to be a hernia there needs to be a defect in the muscle with bowel or fat coming through. Conversely, an outtie is usually just skin and scar. ...Read more

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How hard is an umbilical hernia operation?

Usually easy: It depends on how big the hernia is and if you have had many previous abdominal surgeries. The surgeon can fix the hernia open (single incision) or laparoscopically (multiple small incisions). The surgery is usually very straightforward. Most patients go home the same day. The surgery is very common. ...Read more

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Can a colonoscopy agrivate an umbilical hernia?

Can a colonoscopy agrivate an umbilical hernia?

Probably not: The colon is actually not attached to the front abdominal wall and hernia is a result of a defect in the wall through which part of your colon/small intestine can get squeezed in resulting in the bulge--the hernia. Colon prep cleans out your colon and colonoscopy is just a scope being threaded into the colon to take a look. This should not make the hernia worse. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can an umbilical hernia cause bad breath?

Can an umbilical hernia cause bad breath?

No: See Surgeon to Rx hernia. See Dentist to begin investigating cause of bad breath. Additional investigation by Physician may be required. Bad breath usually from infection (cavities, gum disease, infected tonsils) and/or trapped food debris on tongue or in particular between teeth. Please seek professional help. ...Read more

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Dr. David Earle
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Hernia (Definition)

The ascendence of the gastroesophageal junction into the chest above the diaphragm through the ...Read more